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1951 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting
Nov 8, 1951–Jan 6, 1952




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Learn more about the Whitney Biennial, the longest-running survey of American art.


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“The annual gives renewed evidence of the intensity of the contemporary artists’ attitude toward our troubled times and indicates anew how much the horizon of content in painting has been enlarged in the last few years. The Whitney has again put forward a very provocative roundup of today’s tendencies.” —The New York Times

“The Whitney’s annual as a whole is even more provocative than usual . . .” —The New York Times


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A 30-second online art project:
Sara Ludy, Tumbleweeds

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